Festivals

Old Soldiers Day Parade

Aug 3
  Next time: 9:15am on Aug 3
Historic Downtown Alpharetta

The City of Alpharetta and American Legion Post 201 will host the Annual Old Soldiers Day Parade on August 3rd, honoring veterans and service members. A memorial service will kick off the event at 10 a.m. and the parade will make its way down Roswell Street, Old Milton Parkway, and conclude at Wills Road with … Continued

Decatur BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass Festival

Aug 10
  Next time: 1:00pm on Aug 10
Legacy Park

The 19th annual Decatur BBQ Blues & Bluegrass festival is back from 1pm to 9pm on Saturday, August 10th. Bringing together the classic southern staples BBQ and blues for one night in Decatur. This year’s event will be located at Legacy Park – 500 S. Columbia Dr.

Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Aug 17 – Aug 18
  Next time: 10:00am on Aug 17
Piedmont Park

Spend at least one day of your weekend at the Piedmont Park Summer Arts Festival!  Featuring more than 250 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metalwork, glass blowers, jewelers, and crafters all in the heart of Midtown! The festival will also have live music, a children’s play area, and many food options.

Taste of Johns Creek

Aug 17
  Next time: 4:00pm on Aug 17
Atlanta

Taste of Johns Creek is back with more than 20 local restaurants, live music, and an art walk with plenty of shopping and kids activities. Tastings range from $1 to $4 at the Chattahoochee High School. This event takes place at: Chattahoochee High School 5230 Taylor Road Alpharetta, GA 30022

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’

Aug 25
  Next time: 2:00pm on Aug 25
Atlanta

Miss Mary’s Ice Cream Crankin’ is an annual homemade ice cream festival with more than 100 flavors!  “Crankers” and teams compete for ice cream awards, and visitors can enjoy other contests such as ice cream stacking and eating contests. Proceeds benefit The Drake House programs. This event takes place at: 612 Mimosa Blvd. Roswell, Georgia … Continued

Southern Wing Showdown

Aug 25
  Next time: 2:00pm on Aug 25
Atlanta

The Southern Wing Showdown is a one day only event serving up 30 unique wing flavors from cities like Atlanta, Nashville, and Charleston. Tickets include food, beer, wine, cocktail samples, and wings. This event takes place at: The Fairmont 1429 Fairmont Ave NW Atlanta, Georgia 30318

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend

Aug 28 – Sep 2
  Next time: 12:00pm on Aug 28
Various locations

Atlanta Black Pride is a weeklong festival including seminars, vendor markets, live performances, and parties, but it doesn’t stop there. The Pure Heat Community Festival runs from noon-8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Piedmont Park with back to back live performances.

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Alive In Roswell

Apr 18 – Oct 17
  Next time: 5:00pm on Aug 15
Roswell City Hall

Roswell’s much-loved monthly street festival, Alive in Roswell, returns to energize downtown Roswell once again this April. This year, Gate City Brewing Company and Carl Black of Roswell return as presenting sponsors! Alive in Roswell is held on the third Thursday of each month from April through October, and runs concurrently on Canton Street, at … Continued

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Cotton Pickin’ Fair

May 4 – Oct 6
  Next time: 8:00am on Oct 5
Atlanta

Return to 1910 where the Farmhouse, the Cotton Gin, and the Cotton Warehouse form a unique backdrop for a great day of 21st-century fun. Amidst skilled artisans and antique specialists, the Fair shares remnants of farm life in days gone by. New talent keeps the festival fresh and interesting while returning artists welcome loyal customers … Continued

Atlanta Game Fest

Atlanta Game Fest

May 30, 2019 – Feb 2, 2020
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 24
Atlanta

Atlanta Game Fest is a chance for boardgame fans to gather, socialize, see old friends (as well as make new ones) and really stretch out and get in four full days of fun and games. We get a great group of friendly folks who make getting into a game easy. There will also be an … Continued

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Concerts In The Garden

May 24 – Aug 17
  Next time: 7:30pm on Aug 17
Atlanta Botanical Garden

Concerts in the Garden celebrates another stellar season on the Great Lawn. Kick back under the stars for a series of great shows. Schedule: Friday, 5/24: Old Crow Medicine Show Sunday, 6/2: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder I’m With Her Friday, 6/14: The Mighty O.A.R. American Authors Friday, 6/28: Mandolin Orange Wednesday, 7/10: The Wood … Continued

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Jazz Matters

Jun 21 – Aug 16
  Next time: 8:00pm on Aug 17
Wren’s Nest, The

Relax, relate, release an enjoy a wonderful evening of music at Jazz Matters, Inc., 4th Annual Jazz Matters At The Wren’s Nest in Atlanta’s Historic West. Enjoy musical performances, by regional, national and international artists, highlighting the diversity and cultural roots of jazz music, and musical genres influenced by it. View Schedule

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Rugged Maniac

Aug 17
  Next time: 9:00am on Aug 17
Atlanta

Rugged Maniac is returning to Atlanta with 25 epic obstacles and one rockin’ party! Here’s how it works: Register for the race and you’ll get to run the 5k course (or the new option called Rugged Maniac X, which includes unlimited laps of the 5k course and a special edition headband)! You’ll climb towers of … Continued

Dragon Con

Dragon Con

Aug 29 – Sep 2
  Next time: 10:00am on Aug 29
Downtown Atlanta

Dragon Con was founded on the idea that a convention did not have to be constrained to a single fandom or identity, mashing the various interests and hobbies of its founders into one massive convention where anyone was welcome. Nowadays, Dragon Con is a massive convention inhabiting multiple venues and spanning nearly every interest imaginable. … Continued

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Decatur Book Festival

Aug 30 – Sep 1
  Next time: 5:00pm on Aug 30
Decatur Square

The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. Since its launch, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands of festival-goers have crowded the historic downtown Decatur square to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live … Continued

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Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival

Aug 30 – Sep 1
  Next time: 9:00pm on Aug 30
Callaway Gardens

Let your Labor Day take flight at the Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival! See hot air balloons soar, or take a tethered ride yourself in our picture-perfect farewell to Summer. The magic begins with the extraordinary Friday Night Balloon Glow, where balloons illuminate the night, and the festivities continue all weekend long. Spend your … Continued

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Wings Over North Georgia Air Show

Aug 31 – Sep 1
  Next time: 8:00am on Aug 31
Atlanta

The autumn-rich colors of the north Georgia mountains will set the backdrop as the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels and the AeroShell Demonstration Teams headline the Wings Over North Georgia Air Show. The Navy’s elite Flight Demonstration Squadron’s six F/A-18 jets and the Marines’ hulking KC-130T transport, affectionately known as “Fat Albert,” will perform actual military … Continued

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Labor Day Weekend

Aug 31 – Sep 2
  Next time: 10:00am on Aug 31
Stone Mountain Park

Stone Mountain Park honors and appreciates everyday working heroes during our Labor Day Weekend Celebration! Enjoy a day of adventure on our family-friendly attractions plus take in some special live entertainment only here during Labor Day Weekend! Complete your evening with the Lasershow Spectacular followed by EPIC fireworks all three nights!

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Marietta Art in the Park

Aug 31 – Sep 2
  Next time: 10:00am on Aug 31
Glover Park

Marietta Art in the Park will be celebrating its 33rd year Anniversary as Marietta Square’s premier event celebrating the arts by featuring both local and national artist displaying their fine arts on Labor Day weekend. Widely acclaimed as one of the best fine art shows in Atlanta, and the only in Cobb County, this free … Continued

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Kiss 104 Flashback Festival 2019 Part II

Aug 31 – Sep 1
  Next time: 3:00pm on Aug 31
Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre

It’s the final concerts for the KISS 104.1 Flashback Festival 2019 Series and they’re ending it right! Join them Labor Day weekend starting with a tailgate party beginning. Then end each day with performances from some of R&B’s greatest legends. Lineup: Saturday: The Whispers Evelyn Champagne King Ruben Studdard Sunday: Cameo Midnight Star Glenn Jones

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Festival On Ponce

Apr 6 – Oct 13
  Next time: 10:00am on Oct 12
Olmsted Linear Park

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art.” In addition to the … Continued

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